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Religion and Philosophy

Activity: The Disagreement Test

When we find out that our beliefs are subject to strong disagreement, our initial reaction might be to lose confidence in those beliefs or it might be to dig in and defend them....

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Religion and Philosophy

Lecture 3: When Can You Believe “Beyond the Evidence”

Sometimes, it seems like we have to commit one way or another in our beliefs, even if we do not have perfect certainty. In this lecture, Paul asks about what makes such “leaps...

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Religion and Philosophy

Applying the Concepts: Faith or Fraud?

In this video, we consider the story of Billy McFarland, a young entrepreneur whose self-confidence resulted in one of the most infamous marketing and business failures in recent...

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Religion and Philosophy

Activity: Betting on the Truth

In this activity, we compare believing with betting and ask when it is okay to bet on a particular claim coming true. The decision is illustrated by this important big questions:...

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Law and Politics

Women’s Suffrage and Political Barbies

In the first episode, we drop in on political science professor Christina Wolbrecht. She’s co-authored a book titled, “A Century of Votes for Women,” which looks at how...

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Religion and Philosophy

Having Better Arguments

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Religion and Philosophy

Having Better Arguments

The word “argument” has many negative connotations. If used appropriately, however, arguing provides us one of the best chances we have to uncover surprising or difficult...

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Law and Politics

Partisan Politics in the Era of Trump

The U.S. Congress has failed to make progress on multiple major issues confronting our country, including health care, gun safety, domestic terrorism, immigration reform,...

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Law and Politics

Domer Dozen 2019 Honoree: Nicole Sganga ’15

Nicole Sganga ’15 works as a reporter for CBS News covering the 2020 U.S. presidential election. She uses her reporting and storytelling skills to inform voters during an...

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Law and Politics

Be Careful What You Wish For: Exploring the Consequences of Electoral College Reform

The Notre Dame Club of Richmond Hesburgh Lecture and the Jepson School of Leadership Studies’ Marshall Center Lecture Series presents Joshua B. Kaplan, Associate Professional...

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